Karl Bodmer - Assiniboin Indians.
“Assiniboin Indianer. Indiens Assiniboins. Assiniboin Indians.” - Tab. 32.
The Assiniboin are a Siouan Native American / First Nations people originally from the Northern Great Plains of the United States and Canada, especially known as buffalo hunters. The warrior Pitätapiú carries a rawhide shield with an amulet attached, a riding whip and a bow-lance tipped with a metal spearhead. The second man is armed with a flintlock trade gun.
Aquatint and etching by Charles Michel Geoffroy (1819-1882) after watercolour paintings and drawings by Karl Bodmer (Joslyn's collection KBA 200, 201, 202), from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 188) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on large wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 51,5 x 36,5 cm, paper size: 61 x 44 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.